World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:05 pm

And Lasker might win 4-0 to boot.

Well, er, how are the 65+ doing?

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Hebden has drawn. USA have won their match and are currently in clear first place. Clearly England 1 are not going to win now. We do need one more draw (probably from Emms) to hopefully keep us in second place. Plaskett in a horribly passive rook endgame.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:20 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:05 pm
And Lasker might win 4-0 to boot.

Well, er, how are the 65+ doing?
Chess 24 is showing it as 4 draws; France lost to Russia 1 who finish on 18/18; St Petersburg and Germany 2 are on 14 with England 1 on 13; other teams might reach 13 too

Nigel Povah finishes with a 7-1 record, and might get a board prize
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by David Robertson » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Well, er, how are the 65+ doing?
At 1.5 - 1.5 v. St Petersburg, Stebbings needed to win for team silver medal. A draw would leave them 4th behind Ger II. No pressure then.

Going for it in a level position, Stebbings appears to have lost - utterly lost on the board, though final result shows 0.5 (and 2-2). I say "utterly lost" because, of course, I'm looking at [-9.00] on screen with an engine that knows why. On the board, meanwhile, the position requires plenty of thought. And it's far from clear that Stebbings's opponent would see it was won, not least when a halved match gave St Petersburg all they needed
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:44 pm

Plaskett is completely lost, isn't he? Emms should be aiming for a draw but seems to still be trying to win. (That was a bit harsh. Looks like Emms will draw and England 1 will get either second or third depending on the SB tie-break - if that is the tie-break after match points and game points).

EDIT: Actually, the opponent of the Lasker board 4 is holding a draw and looks unlikely to lose, so England 1 likely have already done enough to secure second place.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:25 pm

Final scores:

1st USA 16 match points 28 game points
2nd England 15 match points 26.5 game points
3rd Lasker Schachstiftung GK 15 match points 26 game points

A shame to end with a match loss but a great team effort and at least one board medal.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:10 pm

"A shame to end with a match loss but a great team effort and at least one board medal."

Agreed!

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:13 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Final scores:

1st USA 16 match points 28 game points
2nd England 15 match points 26.5 game points
3rd Lasker Schachstiftung GK 15 match points 26 game points

A shame to end with a match loss but a great team effort and at least one board medal.
Two more English medals to report: Keith took gold on his board for 6.5/7 (which was the third best rating performance behind Shabalov & Sveshnikov) to add to his gold in the blitz. Nigel Povah also took gold on his board with a score of 7/8.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:44 pm

Well done to Keith & Nigel; and indeed well done to both England 1 teams for very good performances
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:40 pm

Chessbase report here:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/senior-te ... usa-russia

Written by one of the USA team (Alex Yermonlinsky) who says:

"The English played very well, and they could have won it, but there's no doubt in my mind our team was the class of the field."

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